Chelsea Recreation & Cultual Affairs has an integrated focus on youth & adult academics, health, social services, and workforce development that leads to improved learning, stronger families, and healthier communities. Programs are held at local public school facilities.
ESOL Classes IN-PERSON Registration Only
To ensure that all ESOL students are enrolled in appropriate level classes, we assess potential students' verbal and written skills at the time of registration. Please anticipate the process to take approximately 30 minutes. Locations: Williams Building, 180 Walnut Street & Chelsea Public Library.
Rosetta Stone Computer Lab: English for all Levels*
English students of all levels who need a flexible schedule or additional practice. A technology-based approach to English learning using the immersion method. Students receive a temporary license to access the program from any computer, smart phone or tablet. Students have access to the online program until January, 26 2023.
|Mon & Wed||$40|
*Students simultaneously enrolled in an ESOL class: $25
English for Spanish Speakers - Participants with no English skills
For Spanish speakers. Slowly immerse yourself in an English language program. Learn the fundamentals of English grammar and basic reading, writing, and speaking skills. Participants should continue to ESOL - Beginner.
|Group A||Wed & Fri||$40|
|Group B||Saturdays||2-4pm||Oct 8-Dec 10||$40|
ESOL - Beginner - Participants with limited English skills
Participants with limited English skills. Learn basic grammar skills, sentence structure, reading skills and pronunciation. Apply grammar in both reading and writing exercises.
|Group C||Tues & Fri||10am-12pm||Oct 18-Dec 16||$40|
ESOL Intermediate - Participants with some English skills
Participants with some English skills. Improve grammar skills using idioms and pronunciation. Apply grammar in reading and writing exercises.
|Group B||Tues & Thurs||6:30-8:30pm||Oct 18-Dec 15|
|Group C||Wednesdays||10-11:15am||Oct 12-Dec 7||$40|
*Includes Rosetta Stone Lab
ESOL Advanced - Participants with good English skills
Participants with good English skills. Practice advanced conversation and build a strong vocabulary using real life scenarios. Writing exercises focus on compound sentences.
|Group B||Tues & Thurs||6:30-8:30pm||Nov 29-Dec 15||$40|
ESOL Advanced Reading & Writing - Participants with good English skills
Participants with good English skills. Improve reading and writing skills through comprehension and grammar exercises. An excellent course for those who are planning to attend college or enter the work force.
Chelsea English Language Program, managed by the Community Schools Program, receives funding from the City of Chelsea with funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Department of Housing and Community Development, Massachusetts Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).